A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-06
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-13
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-22
Summary:

The attraction at the Star Theatre all next week, will be 'Enemies of Women' which is claimed to be the biggest film spectacle ever made. Over 50,000 people were employed at one time or another to portray the many stupendous scenes of Blasco Ibanez's famous story. Many incidents…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-23
Summary:

A whole year on Broadway was not enough to take care of the crowds eager to see the sensational Cosmopolitan super photoplay, 'Enemies of Women,' and arrangements had to be made to continue the run at the Cameo Theatre, New York, where it is still playing to capacity houses daily. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-25
Summary:

12 capacity weeks on Broadway were not enough to take care of the crowds eager to see the sensational super photoplay, 'Enemies of Women,' and arrangements were made to continue the run indefinitely at the Cameo Theatre. The crowds were thrilled and entertained by the many beautiful…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-27
Summary:

Crowds visited the Star Theatre yesterday and the following nights should see the place crowded. How the power of symbolism is vitalized through the medium of the motion picture camera is aptly illustrated in this screen version of the Ibanez novel. In the photoplay, Lionel Barrymore is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-31
Summary:

According to Alma Rubens, featured with Lionel Barrymore in Vicente Blasco Ibanez's story, 'Enemies of Women,' showing at the Star Theatre the American woman is far more beautiful of face, form and even feet than the French woman. But the French woman is more beautiful from neck…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-03
Summary:

The Face in the Fog,' has not belied its title, and the story of a crook whose change into a peaceful citizen, and back again to his former life when the circumstances demand it, has appealed to the crowds who make the Coronet their favourite weekend engagement. Lionel Barrymore, who plays…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-03
Summary:

Concluding a week's successful showing of 'The Enemies of Women,' the management of the Star Theatre has again commenced the week auspiciously and announce programmes that should appeal to all. Yesterday witnessed superb representations on two famous operas by the equally famous…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-21
Summary:

Such is the claim made in respect of the picture now being shown at the Star Theatre. 'Enemies of Women' attracted its thousands; 'Little Old New York' should be equally persuasive in its appeal to those who are moved by gorgeous settings and thrills. Marion Davies is the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-07
Summary:

Hongkong's cinema-goers can depend on seeing something distinctly unusual in 'Merry-Go-Round,' the notable Universal production which comes to the Coronet this evening, as the feature attraction for the next few days. 'Merry-Go-Round' is unusual because the producer has…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-08
Summary:

In the fast receding days before the war, the most dazzling centre of Europe was Vienna, which had a romantic glamour hard to find anywhere else. This is the setting that has been utilized to the best possible advantage by the master hand who conceived the 'Merry-Go-Round,' the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-09
Summary:

Last night saw a big house at the Coronet, the cinema-loving public being curious to see for themselves something of a picture that has a catchy title and that has been proclaimed a big draw by men who matter in the film world of other countries. 'The Merry-Go-Round' is certainly on…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-10
Summary:

Merry-Go-Round' is now approaching the close of a successful run at the Coronet. It is a romance of caste, the two principal characters being an organ grinder and a young Count of the Austrian Court. The role of the poor organ grinder is taken with rare skill by Mary Philbin. The '…

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Headline: Criticism
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-12
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) – Sir – I wish to protest against what I consider to be a very unfair system of criticism in the whole of the local Press, of staged performances, compared with that meted out to cinema productions. Whether it be professional grand opera, of any of the travelling…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-13
Summary:

Between Christmas and the Chinese New Year, it is appropriate that the Coronet should screen two pictures featuring the Carnival spirit – the 'Merry-Go-Round' and 'Rosita.' It was quite apparent from its reception on Sunday that it would attract more than the average cinema…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-30
Summary:

Commencing today, picture-goers will see at the Queen's Theatre, Mary Philbin's new Universal-Jewel starring vehicle, and her first big role since 'Merry-Go-Round.' The story, 'Fools' Highway,' adapted from Owen Kildare's life-story of the Bowery, 'My…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-31
Summary:

Mary Philbin appears in her first big starring feature for Universal at the Queen's Theatre, where 'Fools Highway,' a spectacular adaptation of Owen Kildare's famous novel 'My Mamie Rose,' opened yesterday for a four days' run. The little Irish who scored a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-02-02
Summary:

There were crowded houses again at the Star yesterday, to witness Booth Tarkington's dynamic society drama, 'The Turmoil.' Those who saw Tarkington's previous production, 'The Flirt,' a big and interesting picture were not disappointed. Film plot included. George…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-02-05
Summary:

Hongkong folk who have read Francis [sic] Hodgson Burnett's story, 'Editha's Burglar,' will be delighted to know that the film version, entitled 'The Family Secret,' is to be screened at the Star Theatre. The story is given an entirely new charm by Baby Peggy. Those…